Sometimes we see fabric is so spot on that our decision to offer it is easy. The Japan Blue & Tan is one such fabric.
This style uses cotton cloth from one of the finest mills in Japan. When a shirting fabric nails pattern and color, it stands out. Of the hundreds of fabric we review frequently, this one immediately stood out. Yes, we love blue and this shirt has it - both dark navy and vibrant sky blues. We also love a good contrast, in this case, crisp white and light and dark tan work wonderfully. The real gem is how the pattern works all these colors in harmoniously. It's a small check base where each color is dominant vertically. The blues weigh most heavily, with the tans receiving their own channel while white is throughout to balance everything out. This fabric is lighter weight and super comfortable. This is simply one of those fabrics you can't wait to wear.
Our fit starts with a beautifully tailored body, not too slim, but definitely fitted. High armholes keep the body lines clean. The length hits just right so it looks great always. Scooped out sides give the untucked look a bit of extra style. A traditional button down collar is secured with two side buttons and one back and has a nice soft roll.
We labor over every construction detail. Extensive single needle stitching is used throughout. All our closures are made from true mother of pearl. A finely folded locker loop sits over a box pleat on the back yoke. The front placket is also pleated, made the right way, using a true two piece construction. The feel is more substantial and the effort higher, but it's the right way. An angular chest pocket completes the front. Our cuffs are double button with rounded corners.